Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish AleSmithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006

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Photo of jbonch
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of FlyingBull
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer at Ould Soud in SD on tap. Had a Harp just before it. Was doing the "Irish beer tour". :-)

This beer was a clear, dark reddish-brown. I've had it in bottle before and always found it to be a little darker than what one would expect from an Irish red. It poured on tap with a nice 1 finger off-white head that held through most of the drink. There was a nice, sweet malt aroma with very light hops in the background. The initial taste was very malty and somewhat sweet, with nice carmel notes up front and in the middle. It finished nicely with a mild sweetness and some light hop notes.

Overall, this beer is a very nice Irish red; very drinkable - espcially on tap.

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Photo of patburke36
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Tech_Savy
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of meehandennis
4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of AKellar
3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is actually one of my favorite beers but it is much better on tap than from the most beers are. For a full review check out my blog, Insight by the Pint on wordpress:

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Photo of JVoyager
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of DioS
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of KegsAndEggs
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Mojo
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a maple syrup clear brown with a 2 inch lingering foamy head, leaving substantial lacing. The nose is mostly honey with some citrus notes as well. Taste is sweet malt balanced well with hops and a lot of carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little thin and watery. Pretty good beer although I don't have much to compare it to.

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
3.48 out of 5 based on 2,741 ratings.
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